Paper Pumpkin – September 2022 – Spooky Treats

The cute spooky-themed September 2022 Paper Pumpkin makes Hallowe’en treat giving a snap. This kit includes all you need to create 18 treat boxes (6 each of 3 designs) but the pieces can actually all be mixed and matched to allow you some extra creativity. These treat boxes are exactly the right size for 2 mini Halloween candy bars or a mini playdoh tub.

I actually need 21 treat boxes for my class, so I got two kits. I made 21 boxes and then used the extra bits to create some Halloween cards. The additional treat box bases I will use to make some treats for my Xmas table ( watch for these in another post). I can make my own box wrapper easily by cutting a piece of DSP or cardstock at 3″ X 8-1/8″, then score at 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, 6″ and 7-1/8″. Here is the card I made in the video below.

And here is another card I created using one my extra box wrappers. The plaid design hides the score lines so well you can’t see them at all.

The plaid layer is 3″ X 4″. Then I used the Stylish Shapes dies to cut a vellum circle and the largest banner. I wrapped a piece of glitter washi tape across the front of the plaid layer and used the ghost and spider web from the kit. You could of course use a plaid DSP and stamp the ghost and spider web if you’ve used up all your pre-made bits. Here are the extra bits I used to make cards from this kit:


Paper Snips
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$15.00

The box bases in this kit are simple to put together (once you know what you are doing!) Check out my video to see how to put them together – I show the process many times in the video ( the first time is clumsy because I did NOT know what I was doing – so move along and watch my second, third or fourth fold – much smoother).

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects (specifically Christmas versions of those cute boxes). Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit. It is a 9 card holiday kit.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Ho Ho Ho

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Die-cut labels
  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes
  • Vellum
  • Vanilla expoy dots
  • Adhesive dots
  • Mini Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

This kit also coordinates with the upcoming November Paper Pumpkin Kit and North Pole Sacks Add-On!

One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals. Contact me to find out more about joining my team or sign up here: http://bit.ly/joininkpadpals

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

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Paper Pumpkin Alternative Cards- July 2022 – Sending Good Thoughts

Sometimes a Paper Pumpkin Kit just touches your creative side – and this July kit certainly has for me. I have created 3 simple alternatives, and have more ideas swirling – just not enough time to stamp yet. Here are the 3 extra cards I have created so far.

All three cards use the leftover bottle frames as a template to create new bottles. Below I’ll let you know exactly which outline and which colours were used.

This first card I used Balmy Blue ink and a Blending Brush to create the bottle. You can see the bottom even has a bit of a roundness to it. I created that by inking the edges of the bottle outline, then flipping the bottle frame upside down and using the bottom of the bottle to create the same curve at the bottom and then inking it a bit more. Once all that is done, dfussy cut the bottle. I simply used Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to create the cork.

The second card has bottles of 2 different colours. The bottle on the left and the small one are Balmy Blue, and the other bottle is Pool Party. I made sure to mask off the edges of the bottles a bit more since the two large bottles were being inked onto the layer and not cut out. Then I fussy cut the ship and mounted it on a piece of Vellum cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The final bottle was created using Smoky Slate Ink and a Blending Brush. The cork was created using Crumb Cake marker. All three cards were embellished with 2021-23 In Colour Opal Rounds.

I hope you enjoyed these July 2022 Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Have fun crafting your own alternatives or CASE-ing mine. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail!  And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sweet Sunflowers

Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

During Sale-a-bration is a great time to grab a Paper Pumpkin Subscription since there are lots of savings in a subscription AND the opportunity to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.


One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals.

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Register Here – August features the Ringed With Nature Bundle

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Paper Pumpkin – July 2022 – Sending Good Thoughts

The nautical themed July 2022 Paper Pumpkin makes me smile. Since I live in BC near the ocean, and have grown up visiting beautiful Islands and the Sunshine Coast I can smell the salty air while I craft with this kit. Here are the 3 cards I created using the kit instructions as well as my first alternative card.

Thanks to Brenda Crawford who made the great suggestion during my live video to use the outline from the bottle pieces to recreate more bottles. It was really easy to use a blending brush and my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to create this bottle.

** After the video I decided this card was too flimsy with an embossed front,
so I trimmed it to 4″ X 5-1/4″ and mounted it on a Thick Basic White card base.

Check out my video to see how easy these are to create – and see how I created the extra bottle.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects (I already have a few created and will post soon). Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail!  And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sweet Sunflowers

Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

During Sale-a-bration is a great time to grab a Paper Pumpkin Subscription since there are lots of savings in a subscription AND the opportunity to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.


One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals.

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Register Here – August features the Ringed With Nature Bundle

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Sweetest Cherries Cards

All week I have been crafting with the Sweetest Cherries stamp set. I actually have 2 new cards to share with you.

This first one was created in bright summery colours – Sweet Sorbet ( with Cherry Cobbler along the edges of the cherries), paired with Early espresso and Crumb Cake to create a basket feel.

The second card was created using deep, rich Merry Merlot to create more of a black cherry feeling. I love that this set can be playful, subtle, or crisp depending on the colours you use to craft the cherries.

Earlier this week I created to other very different feeling cards.

If you are loving these cherries as much as I am – you should consider joining my Monthly Card Club ASAP. I am featuring the Sweetest Cherries bundle – deadline to join is July 10th.

Don’t forget that we also have 2 great sales happening right now (until June 30th only) – you’ll want to go to my shop to check out all the details.

I have another perk to ordering with me in the month of June- any order over $65cdn, I am also emailing out an amazing 37 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

Live outside of Canada – but want the Tutorial Bundle? Contact me to purchase the PDF.

Do you want to stamp with me? Why not join one of my upcoming classes. These are online so you can join from ANYWHERE.

If you are local and would like to stamp in person – contact me to book a stamp party.

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Sweetest Cherries

Every Wednesday morning I go live on FB and You Tube to create something using the Stampin’ Up! product that I am featuring that week. This Wednesday I created with the Sweetest Cherries stamp set.

The card design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #541.

You can see exactly how I made this card in the video below. You will also find a full supply list below and a printable Tutorial.

If you enjoyed this video, please leave a comment below and share the video with fellow stampers. Thanks!

Here is the full list of supplies I used and a printable tutorial:


Don’t forget that we have 2 great sales happening right now – you’ll want to go to my shop to check out all the details.

I have another perk to ordering with me in the month of June- any order over $65cdn, I am also emailing out an amazing 37 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

Live outside of Canada – but want the Tutorial Bundle? Contact me to purchase the PDF.

Do you want to stamp with me? Why not join one of my upcoming classes. These are online so you can join from ANYWHERE.

If you are local and would like to stamp in person – contact me to book a stamp party.

To make sure you learn about all my upcoming events and don’t miss any sales join my newsletter or check out everything at linktr.ee/stampinwithleah.

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Paper Pumpkin – February 2022 – Safari Celebration Alternative Cards

I really like the colour combo of this month’s Paper Pumpkin. I also really like that the card bases are patterned on both sides – so I could cut them up and create so many more cards! Here are 3 alternatives. Enjoy 🙂

The leaves were created using the frames from the kit and a blending brush. I added some Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon cut in half as an accent.
This card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge of the week.

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s breath-taking kit.

ABOUT THIS MONTH’S KIT

Name: Beyond the Horizon

Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

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Paper Pumpkin – December 2021 – Lots of Pun Alternative Cards

I am BANANAS for the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin. The stamp set and sentiments that come with the kit are perfect for continuing to create fun, punny cards. Here are three more alternatives using the leftover bits from the kit and some extra cardstock.

The thin striped paper on this card was actually the leftover frame from the original striped pieces. To stamp the banana I used a sticky note to create a mask – allowing me to stamp and layer the bananas to create the bunch. I coloured the bananas with Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

This egg-cellent card was created using some new 2022 SAB DSP – Sunshine and Rainbows. You can earn this DSP for FREE between Jan 4 – Feb 28, 2022. See below for all the details about Sale-a-bration.

This last card also uses the new 2022 SAB DSP – Sunshine and Rainbows to create a celebratory feeling.

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s beautiful Paper Pumpkin.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Kisses & Hugs

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

Be sure to also checkout my upcoming Product Share and Stamp Camp for a chance to get a lot more amazing product and amazing inspiration.

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Paper Pumpkin – December 2021 – Lots of Pun!

I LOAF the December Paper Pumpkin!! The kit creates 9 punny cards ( 3 each of 3 designs) – plus there are extra bits and a large stamp set to create some alternative cards.

Here is one alternative that I whipped up with a few extra pieces.

To see all the details of how to create these cards check out my you tube video below.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects as I have more time to play with this punny card kit. Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Kisses & Hugs

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

Click here to shop my online store.
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